Aden performs regularly as a chamber musician and increasingly as a soloist. As a freelance musician, Aden has played for opera and theatre companies across Scotland including Tayside Opera and Haddo House Choral & Operatic Society, Phoenix Theatre, Dundee Schools Music Theatre, and Captivate Theatre. Alongside many others, Aden performs with the Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra, and the Scottish Pops Orchestra and is first violinist and founding member of the Aurora Quartet. Also a baroque violinist, Aden works with the Aberdeen Early Music Collective as a performer and tutor at the University of Aberdeen.

Aden plays on a Colin Adamson violin modeled on the 1715 Stradivari (ex Joachim).

BMus (Hons) - LRSM

Book  on Encore Musicians
Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra
Including Elgar's Enigma Variations


In demand as a collaborative pianist, Aden has played for the University of Aberdeen Opera Society’s production of Eugene Onegin (2013), Cunning Little Vixen (2014) and Carmen (2017) as a repetiteur and a member of the orchestra. Aden was also repetiteur for the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Aberdeen during their productions of Pirates of Penzance (2014), Yeomen of the Guard (2016), HMS Pinafore (2017), and The Mikado (2019). Over the past few years, Aden has also been involved in the Sound Festival for several new works including Joe Stollery’s Maiden Stone (2014) and Mither Kirk (2017), and recently a Diana Burrell portrait concert (2018). Also an experienced accompanist, Aden has accompanied for countless exams and festivals of all levels and disciplines. In collaboration with soprano Jillian Bain Christie, Aden has been touring a programme inspired by Scottish music in venues around the country including the Pitmedden Music Festival.

Musical director

Further to Aden’s extensive experience as a repetiteur, in 2015 he took his first role as Musical Director of Captivate Theatre’s production of Bugsy Malone in the Edinburgh Fringe. Since then, he has been assistant MD for numerous productions including the Aberdeen Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s production of Yeoman of the Guard (2016), the Aberdeen Art Centre’s production of Cabaret (2016) and their panto Snow White (2016). Aden was then MD for Beauty and the Beast (2017) before becoming resident MD for their in-house production company ACTC, performing Fame (2017) and the Scottish premiere of Side Show (2018).